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6" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bscappell, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. bscappell

    bscappell Registered Member

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    6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    OK,

    Wanting to lift my 88 k-5 6":

    FRONT: 6" springs of some sort, f-250 long travel setup and pro comp monotube shocks with limiting straps and new brake lines. Greasable bushings. also ORD sway bar disconnect also new lift schackles from hill 4 wheel drive.

    REAR: 2 inch springs of some sort and ORD shackle flip kit. Not sure what kinda shocks yet, new brake lines as well. greasable bushings all around.

    my ?'s:

    People have told me both ways about:

    Transfer drop kit, need it or not?

    Sway bar drop kit, need it or not?

    And also the hill four wheel drive website talk about castor condition caused by these shackles, any idea about that? hill four wheel drive

    Anything else I need to worry about?

    probably be a 85% road and 15% trail

    Gonna run 35's with it.

    thanks,

    Brandt


    Washington /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  2. 85mudblazin

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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    you will prolly have to drop the t-case but that is not hard at all.
    You will also have make sure your driveshaft is going to be long enough for the 6" lift, I have heard of some people having to get theres extended.
    Also the angles at which your angles run at might need some adjusting, the angle at the t-case and the angle at the pinion should be parallel to each other for a vibe free ride. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    you can use Procomp shocks in the rear as well. ES9000 are good.

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    Sway bar drop kit, need it or not?

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    You will need to get a drop kit for the sway bar for it to line up properly.

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    Anything else I need to worry about?

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    Yes, you will need to address your steering as well. You will probably need a steering arm or drop drag link.
     
  4. 70~K5

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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

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    OK,

    Wanting to lift my 88 k-5 6":

    FRONT: . also ORD sway bar disconnect

    REAR: 2 inch springs of some sort and ORD shackle flip kit. Not sure what kinda shocks yet, new brake lines as well. greasable bushings all around.

    my ?'s:

    People have told me both ways about:

    Sway bar drop kit, need it or not?

    Anything else I need to worry about?

    probably be a 85% road and 15% trail

    thanks,

    Brandt


    Washington /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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    1. The swaybar disco's will take care of the sway bar drop.

    2. The shackle flip will point the rear axle pinon at the TC. So you will either need to change the mounts on the axle or better is to change the rear driveshaft to a High Angle 1 ton CV at the same time. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    You didn't mention gears to turn those big tires. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    You have PM.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

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    Sway bar drop kit, need it or not?

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    I would throw the sway bar in the scrap pile. I would NOT use a t-case lowering kit because it will make the front driveshaft angle worse; it is already going to be worse than the rear shaft angle, don't make it extremely worse.
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

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    Sway bar drop kit, need it or not?

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    I would throw the sway bar in the scrap pile. I would NOT use a t-case lowering kit because it will make the front driveshaft angle worse; it is already going to be worse than the rear shaft angle, don't make it extremely worse.

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    I'll agree with both of those. Yank the front swaybar once you put the lift on and drive without it for a week. I havne't had a single customer, or myself, want to put it back on the rig after that.

    Oh and forget those shackles. You don't need to spend $60 on some metal with holes in it....what a rip off.
     
  8. walla2k5

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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    Never had a problem with driveshaft length at 6in.,but check your cv for clearance... /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" LIFT, ANYTHING I AM MISSING?

    New Drive shaft or an extended one! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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